Primary Care

Primary care.

Primary Care services offered in Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville, Columbia and Bowie, MD

Choosing a primary care physician for you and your family is an important decision. A primary care provider is usually the first medical professional you will contact when you have a health issue or need a wellness visit. Your primary care provider is often your physician partner throughout life's health journey.

Our physicians are connected electronically via a sophisticated electronic medical record system. This allows our providers to have immediate access to your medical records, which means faster treatment and a speedier recovery. Doctors First professionals focus on providing superior medical care in a respectful, patient-centered environment. Our centers partners with hundreds of the most medically distinguished physician specialists. This means you have quick, LOCAL access to specialist and emergency care when you need it.

Same-day and next-day appointments are available at all Doctors First locations. Even when our offices are closed for the day, we have on-call providers who take your calls to be sure your health needs are met.

Primary Care Q & A

Which primary care services are available?

Besides administering annual physicals and preventive care, the primary care physicians at Doctors First are equipped to provide various medical services, including:

  • Diabetes management
  • Virtual Telemedicine Care
  • Asthma and allergy treatment
  • Immunizations
  • Geriatric Senior care
  • Management of high blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Common cold and flu treatment
  • Health Screenings
  • Referrals to Specialists
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Hypertension Management
  • Management of Depression, Anxiety, ADHD
  • Annual Preventive Physical Exam

Urgent care for many illnesses and conditions is available during regular office hours. No matter what type of illness or medical concern you're facing, your Doctors First provider is there to help.

What is primary care?

A primary care physician (PCP) acts as your main medical provider. Many PCPs, including those at Doctors First, are family doctors who treat patients of all ages, from infants to seniors.

Primary care doctors have undergone comprehensive medical education and training, which allows them to meet virtually all of your standard health care needs, including sick visits, immunizations, and preventive care.

How does preventive care work?

As your primary care doctor, your Doctors First physician focuses on not only managing sudden illness but also preventing illness before it occurs. Many of the most common health conditions today, including diabetes and high blood pressure, are often preventable.

Your PCP monitors your health during yearly check-ups and makes specific recommendations to promote a healthy lifestyle and help you avoid illness and disease.

What if your primary care doctor can't help?

Doctors First has skilled physicians, an advanced lab, and sophisticated diagnostic equipment on-site. That means the vast majority of medical conditions are easily diagnosable and treatable. However, there may be times when you need further help.

The family physicians at Doctors First maintain close professional associations with a wide network of specialists in all fields and provide referrals when necessary. When you see a specialist, your Doctors First physician will work closely with your specialist to make sure you get the best possible care.

If you’re looking for a new primary care doctor, call Doctors First or book an appointment online today.